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Ewa Plonka, Antonio Poli, & Anthony D. Anderson to Perform at the Lincoln Memorial


(Photo credit: Philipp Rohner & Kyrre Kristoffersen) Italian conductor Alvise Casellati will lead the annual Opera Italiana is in the Air concert at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. For the third year, professional opera singers and a full orchestra will perform under the baton of Casellati at the Nation’s capital. This year, featured performers in “Opera’s Unexpected Moment” include soprano {…}


Carmela Remigio, Antonio Poli & Alex Esposito Highlight Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s Digital Concerts


The Teatro dell’opera di Romas has announced its December programming for its Teatro Digitale. The theater announced that in addition to the opening night production of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” the company will present three concerts via its YouTube channel. The series opens with Daniele Gatti conducting Bach’s Overture No. 2 for flute and orchestra with Matteo Evangelisti, Ravel’s “Le {…}


Giuseppina Bridelli & Antonio Poli Lead Teatro la Fenice’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’


On Sept. 4 the Teatro la Fenice will begin its fall season with Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” The opera is set to star Giuseppina Bridelli as Dido and Antonio Poli as Aeneas alongside Michela Antenucci, Martina Licari, Valeria Girardello, Lara Lagni, Chiara Brunello, and Matteo Roma with conductor Tito Ceccherini leading the work. Giovanni Di Cicco will direct the production. {…}


Maria Mudryak, Antonio Poli To Headline Opera Italiana Is In the Air Concert In NYC


(Credit: Maria Mudryak’s Official Instagram) Opera Italiana is in the Air has announced that it will be returning to Naumburg Bandshell in Central Pak on July 1, 2019. The free outdoor concert will feature the music of Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini with such artists as tenor Antonio Poli and soprano Maria Mudryak. Moreover, 11-year-old composer and singer Paloma Dineli Chesky {…}


Antonio Pappano & Lise Davidsen Lead Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ Revival


(Credit: Richard Termine/Metropolitan Opera) On Oct. 26, the Metropolitan Opera will revive Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” The legendary production by Otto Schenk will see the highly anticipated return of Antonio Pappano to the Met after 25 years. Pappano, who is the Music Director of London’s Royal Opera, last conducted at the Met in 1997. The new revival will also {…}

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Royal Opera House 2023-24 Review: Celebrating 22 Years of Sir Antonio Pappano


A truly packed house, a cast of operatic luminaries and a program of works chosen and compiled by Maestro Pappano himself; a Gala, fit for a KING, surely? Which is just as well because His Royal Highness King Charles III was in the audience as a truly surprise guest of honor, courtesy of a massive covert security operation that even {…}


Royal Opera House’s Antonio Pappano Defends Anna Netrebko, Speaks Out Against Cancel Culture


Sir Antonio Pappano is defending his choice to work with Anna Netrebko in the upcoming production of Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda” at the Salzburg Easter Festival. In a statement to Times UK during the Royal Opera House’s 2023-24 season announced, the Music Director said “There’s a lot of inept cancelling going on in the world”  and added that Netrebko was a {…}

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Metropolitan Opera 2022-23 Review: Der Rosenkavalier


(Credit: Ken Howard) Over the past few seasons, few artists have gotten as much buzz as soprano Lise Davidsen. She’s been called “A Voice in a Million” by none other than Antonio Pappano and she’s become a major Met fixture, garnering top billing in numerous Strauss operas over the past few seasons. Perhaps none came with greater than anticipation than {…}